|The home of Mother’s Day founder Anna Jarvis is now listed |
on the National Register of Historic Places photo: Jerrye & Roy Klotz, MD
The Meaning Behind Mother's Day Cards and Flowers
BY JOHN ZIPPERER
Mother’s Day is a rare holiday that is celebrated worldwide but was begun here in the United States. Almost uniquely, it is a major American holiday creation that does not involve overeating or exploding things.
How did that happen? Its roots are intertwined with the women’s peace movement and the growing political role of women in the late 19th century.
The holiday as we know it today started ...